|"Shift" in Blue/Orange|
|"Shift" in Blue/Yellow|
From strips I moved on to an assignment of free-cut (i.e. without a ruler) squares, set to float in a neutral background. My first sampling was scrapped before it was completely assembled...and EB didn't argue when she saw the photo... ;-)
|Nope, nope, nope!|
I went with contrasting brights in the second sample, and it worked out much better. EB was actually very pleased. It will begin with in-the-ditch quilting too, but once that's done I might add a little something...we'll see what the piece tells me when it's that far along.
|Too big for the design wall!|
And yes, I know the seams don't all match. This is 'improv' and they were free-cut, remember? And sorry...no working title as yet. Maybe when I've quilted it, something will come to me...Any ideas, Gentle Readers?
This morning I struggled to find a good selection of double complementary colours for my next attempt -- a grid of 1/2 square triangles -- also free-cut!
While that project is under construction -- yes, at the same time! -- I'll be taking up needle thread to work on another, older, set of "statement" pieces that I'm considering finishing to enter into a new call for entry sponsored by the Artist Circle -- a Who's Who of textile artists: Sue Bleiweiss, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Judy Coates-Perez, Jane Dunnewold, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Jamie Fingal, Lyric Montgomery Kinard, Melanie Testa, Leslie Tucker Jenison and Kathy York.
This project is technically a triptych, so I've made a couple of inquiries as to how to enter it. All I will tell you for now is that this is the Call:
To learn more about this very special Call for Entry...visit the above blog: threadsofresistance.blogspot.com... and stay tuned!
Now...while you investigate those links...you might also visit The Needle and Thread Network, where I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday! Have a great rest of the week and remember...when the stress of World News gets you down...RESIST the urge to run screaming from the room. Instead, pour yourself a cuppa or a glassa...and go forth to...